Located in Wisconsin roughly an hour North of the Twin Cities, North Winds Wilderness School is a brand new idea in Human Rewilding. We Offer classes in Primitive living skills, wilderness survival, Rewilding philosophy, Awareness, and more. We offer our classes in bites that are manageable to most people being only a day here or a weekend there rather having to commit to a long term class in internship. You can find what you are looking for at North Winds!

I am Blake Southard: I am the program director and head instructor at North Winds Wilderness School. I was formerly the Program Director at Future Necessities. My vision is to help anyone who wants an increased sense of self reliability, or anyone who wants to get closer to nature achieve their goals. We work with adults and children. We have several options for class size and length, we also prepare custom classes and programs for your group. I specialize in awareness training, Friction fire making, Primitive Hunting, Fishing, and trapping. I teach: Fire making, Shelter building, Foraging edible plants, Survival kit making, Brain tanning, Natural camouflage and stalking, Rewilding Philosophy, and prehistoric arts.


My dad Gregg Southard is the other instructor here at North Winds Wilderness School. Gregg works very hard to help people connect to the land and to their own wildness by immersing them in plant studies. Gregg Specializes in: Foraging for edible plants, and plant medicine, as well as Hide tanning and outdoor cooking. His passion for plants is very visible as well as his dedication to getting people back outside.

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